Beware of the “Lipstick Flip”

By Trent Beaver | July 19, 2019

It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Make-Over shows on television.  Some of the transformations are incredible, but some of the transformations seem ‘too good to be true’.  Okay, maybe they are ‘true’, but are the make-overs good enough to last long-term? When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective […]

Commonly Overlooked Checklist Items for Your Open House

By Trent Beaver | June 22, 2019

For many, the open house is a make-or-break event for marketing a home. The mix of people stopping by can lead to an offer or a quality referral. With the directional signs pointing your way, the balloons bumping off the sign posts, and the house looking its best, a successful open house creates a network […]

Garage Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

By Trent Beaver | May 20, 2019

Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you’re going the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the typical touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, especially if you’re not living in it while it’s for […]

Before You Buy a Flipped Property

By Trent Beaver | April 15, 2019

HGTV house flipping shows are my weakness… I love them! Seeing an old home tuned up with brand new appliances, gleaming marble countertops, and fresh wood floors always grabs my attention. Hands down, before and after pictures are my favorite part! Have you recently fallen in love with a “flipped” home? Does the idea of moving […]

Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy from a Builder?

By Trent Beaver | February 14, 2019

Looking to buy a home? Are you looking for a new build or and existing home? Investopedia put together an article offering their two cents on the subject. But if you are leaning toward purchasing a new build there is a question you need to ask yourself: Do I need to hire a real estate agent to […]

The Pros & Cons of a Pre-listing Inspection

By Trent Beaver | January 24, 2019

For me, being a successful realtor is more than pulling off a stress-free real estate transaction.  My job surpasses buying or selling a home, it is almost like I become a teacher.  An important part of my job as a real estate agent is educating and protecting my clients. There is the typical learning curve […]

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home

By Trent Beaver | November 20, 2018

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn the dream into the dirt you can stand on. Your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common questions home buyers have. What […]

No. 1 Real Estate Bargain: A Buyer’s Agent

By Trent Beaver | October 12, 2018

There is no denying that the real estate language can be confusing. Although, one term that is straightforward is a “Buyer’s Agent”. A Buyer’s Agents is a real estate agent who represents only the buyer of a property in a real estate transaction. This type of agent agrees to exclusively represent the best interest of […]